1. LeBron James' Decision Is What's Best for the NBA

    Burned jerseys. Rival fans rallying together. Angry letters in Comic Sans. Yes, LeBron James's decision elicited many emotions—mostly anger—as he created "Super Friends in South Beach"...

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  2. Aaron Rodgers Makes It Easy To Forget About You-Know-Who

    Aaron Rodgers starts his first playoff game and, really, his legacy Sunday against the Cardinals. The postseason is where careers are cemented; Peyton Manning was seen as merely a good quarterback ...

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  3. My Green Bay Packers Wish List: What I Want for Christmas

    The holiday season is here and, evidently, so are the Packers. Their five-game win streak has been largely ignored by everyone outside of Wisconsin—although, the Chargers have had the same ...

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  4. Rest Easy Packer Fans, Green Bay's Better Half More Than Compensates

    I have not seen a more dejected group of fans after their team shut out the opponents, 23-0 no less. But following the Packers-Lions game on Sunday, there were cries of anguish from the Green Bay loyal...

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  5. Clay Matthews' Roar Making Waves For The Green Bay Packer Defense

    For a defense in the middle of a transition, perhaps it makes sense a rookie has thrived early in the new system. Clay Matthews did not have an official start until the game against Detroit Sunday, but he already leads the team in sacks...

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  6. Donald Driver's Perserverance Not Just Part Of The Job

    When Ron Wolf held the 213th pick in 1999 Draft, he might have known he was getting a special player. Wolf probably did not expect that player, however, to break records held by the 90-year-old franchise...

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  7. St. Louis' Playoff Hopes Run Through Ryan Franklin

    Albert Pujols had analysts talking Triple Crown, Chris Carpenter is as dominant as ever, and Matt Holliday gives these St. Louis Cardinals real playoff potential...

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  8. Green Bay Packers Offseason Report: Rookies Take the Field

    It's May, and there are finally Green Bay Packers playing football. Well, sort of. At least they are practicing. Packer fans made it through February, March, and April without tearing each other ...

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  9. Bulls-Celtics: Game Six, Where John Salmons Finally Happens

    John Salmons had become nothing more than an afterthought for the first five games on the Bulls-Celtics series. It was disheartening for Bulls fans. Since the trade for Salmons and Brad Miller, the Bulls had found new life...

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  10. Joe Thurston, Brian Barden More Than Fill Void at Third For Cardinals

    When Troy Glaus went down this winter with shoulder surgery, Cardinals fans started to count the days until his return. There was much speculation as to who could start in absence of Glaus, and names such as Joe Mather and David Freese arose...

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  11. Green Bay's Selection of Clay Matthews Four Years in the Making

    Clay Matthews may not know how special he is. After four years of trading down in the draft, Ted Thompson actually moved up into the first round. It was only the second time he has ever traded up since becoming the Packers general manager...

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  12. Aren Dow's Packer Draft Contest Picks

    I know I can't win the contest. But I at least want to win bragging rights after these picks go two—for—two. The first player selected by the Packers in the 2009 NFL draft will be: Michael Oher (OT), Mississippi...

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  13. There Is Nothing Like Going Out to The Ballgame

    The smell of beer and hot dogs immediately hit me as I walked into Busch Stadium Tuesday night. Let me tell you, it is a wonderful smell. There is something special about being at the ballpark...

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  14. B/R Packers Draft Contest: Entries due by Friday, 12 Noon, EDT

    If you are a Packers fan, you know Ted Thompson loves his drafts. We know he lives to trade down and amass a small army every year. Now, we want you to get inside Thompson's head and figure out what is going on in there...

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  15. Bulls Suddenly Overcome Road Woes Against Boston

    Despite the 118-115 loss the Chicago Bulls suffered against the Boston Celtics in Game Two, as a Bulls fan it has to feel good. I felt, going into the series, that Chicago could hold their own at home...

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  16. Tony La Russa's Tinkering with the Cardinals' Lineup Provides Early Boost

    Out of the 162 games last year, Tony La Russa trotted out 140 different lineups.2009 has been no different...

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  17. Kyle Lohse's Strong Start Is Encouraging

    While the Cardinals offense burst for nine runs Tuesday night, perhaps the most satisfying part of St. Louis' 9-3 victory over the Pirates was Kyle Lohse's performance on the mound...

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  18. Why The Jay Cutler Situation Sounds All Too Familiar

    As I read the particulars of the Jay Cutler trade, the information and opinion sounded oddly familiar. First round, third round draft picks, 8-8 team now turned into legitimate contender...

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  19. Jay Cutler and Aaron Rodgers: Taking Bears-Packers to a Whole New Level

    The Chicago Bears just traded for Jay Cutler. Packers fans, Bears fans. Do you understand what this means? This is huge. This is beyond huge. The best rivalry in professional football has a new chapter...

    Aren Dow Written by Aren Dow about over 5 years ago 1,359 reads 47 comments

  20. Evaluating the Green Bay Packers' 2006 Draft

    Before the 2008 season, I wrote an article about the 2005 Draft. As I said in that article, I always find it ridiculous that fans and experts analyze drafts the day after. After re-reading my article, three years may not be long enough...

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  21. Bulls-Pistons: Captain Kirk Leads Chicago Past Detroit

    With rookie phenom Derrick Rose missing his first game of the year, Kirk Hinrich rose to the occasion. Dropping 24 points and dishing out eight assists, Hinrich helped closed the gap between the eighth-place Bulls and the seventh-place Pistons to one game

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  22. Packers Offseason Update: Green Bay Handles Inside Jobs

    There has been relatively little to mention as far as outside free agents are concerned, but recently there has been buzz within the organization. Bench players Jarrett Bush and Mike Montgomery received new deals from the Packers earlier this month...

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  23. Illini Draw Tough First-Round Matchup with Western Kentucky

    Illinois has had their share of troubles this past week. Losing senior point guard Chester Frazier to injury, then falling to Purdue in the Big Ten semifinals, and culminating with a five seed in the NCAA Tournament and a matchup against Western Kentucky.

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  24. Why I Want (and Have) to Believe In Albert Pujols

    Walking into the Busch Stadium hours before the actual ballgame started, I ran into home run territory with my younger brother to witness greatness. The year was 1998 and Mark McGwire was the show...

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  25. Hats Off to the Milwaukee Brewers: Dollar Menu Coming to Miller Park

    Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported on Thursday that the Milwaukee Brewers are planning to install a dollar menu at Miller Park...

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